Malden, MA
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Malden is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 61,068 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Malden is the 17th largest community in Massachusetts. Malden has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Malden are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some cities, Malden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Malden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Malden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Malden who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (9.13%), and management occupations (8.73%).

Also of interest is that Malden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Malden is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Malden, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.70 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Malden use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Malden‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Malden citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.90% of adults in Malden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Malden in 2010 was $26,640, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,560 for a family of four. However, Malden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Malden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Malden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Malden residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Malden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Malden include Italian, Haitian, Brazilian, and English.

Malden also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.22%.

The most common language spoken in Malden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.